Therapy is a good step for anyone who is interested in improving the quality of their life. Together, we will identify barriers that are keeping you from achieving your goals and having the life that you want. You will gain insight into your emotions and behaviors and develop new strategies for all kinds of life challenges.
Confidentiality between a client and therapist is protected by the law. Information is not shared with anyone without your prior written consent, with the exception of the following situations:
There are many valuable benefits to participating in therapy. Talking with a therapist can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or can point you in the direction of a solution. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Therapy sessions are individualized to the client’s needs and goals. We focus on identifying problems in thinking or behavior that are keeping you from the quality of life you want. We do this through talking, as well as other creative means at times. Once identified, we begin creating new thinking and behavior patterns that consistent with your goals. Therapy is most often about 50 minutes sessions, ideally once per week, but again this is individualized. Therapy can be short or long term, depending on the complexity of the presenting problems. Therapy will challenge your current way of managing problems and will ask you to come out of your comfort zone at times. It’s most effective when you are actively participating, both during and between sessions. This is the process of change and growth, and a necessary component in effective therapy. What you can expect:
I cannot prescribe medication, but in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with a psychiatrist or your primary care provider will determine any medication needs you may have. Medication alone will not create the changes in your life that you want. Therapy is best course for the behavioral and cognitive changes necessary for success. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.